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Soccer News of Wednesday, 21 October 2015


Monk not worried about Ayew's transfer talks

Andrew Ayew Andrew Ayew

Swansea manager Gary Monk says he is not concerned about the transfer speculations linking his star player Andre Ayew to Liverpool after long-term admirer Jurgen Klopp recently took charge of the outfit.

The 25-year-old joined Swansea as a free agent from Marseille in July and has become an instant hit in the Premier League, scoring four goals and providing one assist.

“The speculation starts earlier and earlier every year, but I don’t think about it,” Monk told South Wales Echo.

“There is no point in me focusing on things like that, things that are not reality. The things I need to concentrate on are the things in front of me that are reality.

“Until anyone comes to me and says anything concrete it is not worth thinking about.

“It is part of the game, players get linked everywhere, every year. That is part of the job and I never focus on that."

Ayew is a big fan of Liverpool and he once revealed he would relish an opportunity to don the red jersey even without wages.

“It is not my concern if he is a Liverpool fan or not. I could say there are 1,000 players I admire in the game, but is there any point in that?”

Ayew is under contract until June 2019 at Swansea after signing a four-year deal.